The Imperial Cities: Vienna and Budapest with optional Krakow and Prague

Optional Prelude to Krakow: May 5-7, 2020
Main Trip to Vienna and Budapest: May 7-13, 2020 (Vienna: May 7-10) (Budapest: May 10-13)
Optional Postlude to Prague: May 13-15, 2020

From the royal treasures of Vienna, to iconic Gothic architecture in Hungary, delight in the breathtaking scenery of The Imperial Cities. Few cities offer the same luxury and history as Vienna. Ornate palaces, such as the Hofburg, Belvedere, and Schönbrunn, are gracefully scattered around the thriving capital city, and remarkable baroque architecture fills the old-world streets. Learn more about the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which dominated Central Europe from the end of the Middle Ages until its collapse at the end of World War I.

Budapest, a dreamy city on the Danube, boasts magnificent cathedrals, museums, and cuisine, and its historic ties to both the Hapsburg and Ottoman Empires have created a culture in the city unlike any other. Spend your days in Budapest admiring the impressive collections of the Hungarian National Gallery, tasting delectable desserts in Budapest’s most impressive cafes, and, savoring the beauty of the Gödöllő Palace, located outside the city. The Gödöllő was the beloved escape palace of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and Queen of Hungary, known as Sisi. Sisi lived two contrasting lives. In Vienna, her life was strict and structured, but in Budapest, her life was happy and carefree.

Enjoy optional journeys to Krakow and Prague. Explore the fully intact city of Krakow, Europe’s most overlooked city. From the fading under siege to the Mongols to the heroics of Schindler’s Factory, experience the complex history. A visit to Auschwitz will be optional.

Take an optimal postlude to Prague, a city of unmatched beauty. Visit museums of Prague’s most famous residents, from Kafka to Dvorak, and delight in the traditional wooden puppets that are so important to the city’s culture. This little haven on the Vltava River has something for everyone.

Optional Prelude to Krakow:
May 5-7, 2020
Double Occupancy | $1,599 per person
Single Occupancy | $2,099 per person

Main Trip to Vienna and Budapest:
May 7-13, 2020
Double Occupancy | $5,999 per person
Single Occupancy | $7,499 per person

Optional Postlude to Prague:
May 13-15, 2020
Double Occupancy | $1,999 per person
Single Occupancy | $2,599 per person

*Round trip flights to Vienna are not included

Please contact Barbara Tucker at 412.578.2618 or TuckerB@carnegiemuseums.org for information.